Which electric cars have the longest range?
Whenever electric vehicles (EVs) are the topic of conversation it's highly likely the term 'range' will be mentioned. All-electric range is the distance an electric car or van can travel on a full battery charge.
Over the years, there has been a huge increase in the range figures of new cars. Some can even travel a similar distance to their ICE powered equivalents before they need charging again.
Now that plenty of new and used electric cars have a more impressive all-electric range, to handle daily commutes or travelling around the UK for work, more drivers are starting to convert.
We've detailed the top 10 electric cars that boast impressive all-electric range.
- Mercedes-Benz EQS
- Ford Mustang Mach-E
- BMW iX
- Tesla Model 3
- Volkswagen ID.3
- Audi Q4 e-tron
- Nissan ARIYA
- Porsche Taycan
- Hyundai Kona Electric
- Kia e-Niro
Electric range: Up to 453 miles
Kicking off our list with Mercedes-Benz' range-topping model; the EQS doesn't disappoint when it comes to range and driving dynamics.
As a striking electric sibling of the S-Class, the EQS saloon displays a sleek and striking exterior design that's only enhanced when stepping inside. And as if that wasn't enough, there's also a whole host of technology, safety features, and driving aids to make every journey relaxing and enjoyable.
Drivers can benefit from a massive 453 miles on a single charge, so you'll never have to worry about range anxiety. And as you'd expect of a Mercedes-Benz EV, driving the EQS is as smooth as silk.
Ford Mustang Mach-E
Electric range: Up to 379 miles
Not only does this vehicle don the legendary galloping horse emblem, that's well recognised on the Ford Mustang, it also happens to be a landmark moment for Ford as it's their first fully electric vehicle.
There are two batteries on offer in the Mustang Mach-E; a 75.7kWh lithium-ion battery or a larger 98.8kWh, which offers extended range. The maximum range this all-electric SUV can achieve on a single charge is a super impressive 379 miles; making it a strong contender in the EV market.
Choose the top-spec model and you'll be able to experience exhilarating performance, which is comparable to some sports cars. In just 5.1 seconds the Mach-E can complete the 0 to 62mph sprint, thanks to the impressive 332bhp produced by the electric motor.
You'll be pleased with the features on offer with Mustang Mach-e and you can even choose between a rear-wheel drive version or the all-wheel drive
Electric Range: Up to 380 miles
The iX is arguably the most unique-looking model to come out of the BMW line-up, and that's not all that stands out about this flagship electric SUV.
Managing an awe-inspiring 380 miles when fully charged, the all-electric iX can take on the daily commute just fine without the need to replenish its battery.
Opt for the xDrive50 model for a maximum power output of over 493bhp, reaching 62mph in as little as 5.0 seconds. As to be expected, driving the iX is an exhilarating experience, thanks to its all-electric powertrain and smooth suspension.
Tesla Model 3
Electric Range: Up to 360 miles
Tesla is a widely recognised all-electric car manufacturer with a collection of cars that all offer an excellent all-electric range.
According to the WLTP combined cycle, the Model 3 Long Range, with dual motor all-wheel drive, can travel up to 360 miles before needing to be re-charged. This variant has the ability to reach 60mph from a standstill in a breathtaking 3.2 seconds.
Head to a Supercharger location and recharge up to 172 miles of range in a mere 15 minutes, there are over 25,000 Supercharges placed along well-travelled routes around the world.
There also a Performance model, also featuring duel motor all-wheel drive, or the rear-wheel drove Standard Range Plus.
Electric Range: Up to 336 miles
Now, this is an important car in our list as Volkswagen anticipate the all-electric ID.3 to become as iconic as the original Beetle and Golf.
This smart and attractive family hatchback has the figures to back-up Volkswagen's bold statement as the ID.3 boasts a range of up to 336 miles, with the ID.3 Pro S model.
There's an ID.3 to suit anybody with as you can choose from eight models and three battery sizes; 45kWh, 58kWh or 77kWh.
Fast charging is also an option with this 100 percent electric hatchback as you can recharge a range of up to approximately 260 miles in the 58kWh battery in just 30 minutes, when using quick charge mode with 100kW DC (direct current).
Electric range: Up to 329 miles
Nissan have shown they know a thing or two about making efficient hybrid and electric vehicles with impressive electric range, and the ARIYA is a fine example of this.
Encompassing some of the same desirable features you'd find in the popular LEAF, the ARIYA is a stunning all-electric coupé crossover with a luxuriously plush interior.
Capable of travelling up to 329 miles on a single charge, if you go for the two-wheel drive ARIYA with an 87kWh battery, the fully electric vehicle is a solid choice if you're looking for a more affordable option with great performance.
There's also a 63kWh battery available, as well as the option of the all-wheel drive ARIYA e-4FORCE. You can even go for the 87kWh Performance model, which has a phenomenal total power output of 389bhp.
Audi Q4 e-tron
Electric range: Up to 321 miles
The Q4 e-tron is the first compact electric SUV in the Audi range. Although it's compact, you'll find it's just as spacious as its larger SUV siblings.
Two batteries and two powertrain variants are on offer; the 35 e-tron, which features a 52kWh battery with a range of up to 208 miles, or the 40 e-tron, with a larger 77kWh battery providing a range of up to 321 miles. These batteries produce 168bhp and 201bhp respectively.
Both models can be charged from five to 80 percent capacity in just 38 minutes, when using a rapid charge public station.
Electric range: Up to 314 miles
Looking for an all-electric sports car? Here we have the Porsche Taycan, which manages to deliver scintillating performance without compromising on its capability to travel long-distance.
Choose the Taycan model with Performance Battery Plus to gain access to up to 314 miles of all-electric range. You also get 402bhp and launch control, which powers the electric sports car from 0 to 62mph in just 5.4 seconds.
However, if range isn't your only focus, go for the Taycan Turbo S model that can cover more ground than a 918 Spyder in the first 2.5 seconds of acceleration, from a standstill.
Instantly recognisable as a Porsche, the Taycan is the ultimate concoction of performance and everyday usability; making it a very desirable car indeed.
Hyundai Kona Electric
Electric range: Up to 300 miles
Hyundai's popular Kona compact crossover is also available as the Kona Hybrid, a self-charging hybrid vehicle (HEV), and the Kona Electric, which is 100 percent electric.
Along with sleek and unique looks, the Kona Electric is practical in terms of both spaciousness and all-electric range. Daily driving can easily be dealt with, as can longer journeys, thanks to a range of up to 300 miles.
You may be aware that due to the absence of an ICE, electric cars are almost silent whilst being driven. This creates a serene and peaceful driving experience and it doesn't contribute to noise on busy roads.
However, it could lead to a potential hazard for other road users such as cyclists or visually-impaired pedestrians. Therefore, the Kona Electric is equipped with a melodic driving sound to announce its presence on the highway.
Electric range: Up to 282 miles
Stylish and 100 percent electric, the Kia e-Niro is a fantastic family crossover with hatchback dimensions and SUV practicality.
On a single charge the e-Niro can travel up to 282 miles before it needs plugging-in to charge, thanks to its 64kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack.
You can experience emission-free driving in the remarkably spacious interior, whilst the 201bhp electric motor enables you to glide to your destination in an almost silent manner.
Using a 100kW rapid charger will charge both the 64kWh and smaller 39kWh batteries from 20 to 80 percent in just 40 minutes. Alternatively, you can install a wallbox at home to charge from empty to full capacity in 10 hours.
If you're not quite ready for a 100 percent electric car, the Niro is also available as a self-charging hybrid and a plug-in hybrid.
Find your perfect electric car at Evans Halshaw
Searching for an electric car isn't just about looks, practicality, or performance; the all-electric range is a huge contributing factor when considering a fully electric vehicle.
The cars in this article are super impressive in terms of the range they deliver, along with many other attributes too.
More and more electric cars are being released by manufacturers and the all-electric range on offer is constantly improving; at Evans Halshaw we have an extensive collection of used electric cars for you to browse if the cars above aren't to your taste.